Like Getting the Girl You Want

Losing the election is like getting the girl you want
Coz you’re now thinking, what next?

Nah, I wrote that wrong.
Winning the election is like getting the girl you want
Coz you’re now thinking, what next?

Your name will be announced by the Magician
And you won’t believe it’s yours
Till he says it again.

You won the lottery.
You got the deal.
You’re the top man.

Yet, it looks like you didn’t expect it.

You’re so used to not getting her
You’re ready for the tear gas of rejection
And the batons of rebuff.

They don’t come this time.

Your boys congratulate you
They ululate in the roads and the bars
Home boy finally got a girl.

Till you get to being sworn in
And you’re like,
For real, this is it?

Sometimes it’s like getting the girl you want
Coz you’re now thinking, what next.

But of course you didn’t win the election.
You didn’t get the girl.
Uganda did not qualify for the Cup of Nations.
Your job still sucks.
Your waist’s still round.
None of your diligent work has borne fruits yet.

What do you do when the dream is still off?
Imagine that it came true
And imagine what you’d do.

Too often we dream of victory
But not what happens after
When the celebrations end.

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7 thoughts on “Like Getting the Girl You Want

  1. You need to activate the 'like' function on your posts. Like this week I came and saw and was too heart-weary to comment. Naye no way to say I was here.

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